Excerpted from Jewish Journal:
[Taylor] Buehler is one of nine student chaplains currently enrolled in a CPE program offered by Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School that cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses, including the Jack Satter House in Revere. The CPE program focuses on spiritual care for seniors and their families, covering aging, illnesses of aging, and end-of-life care.
Special attention is given to cultural and demographic diversity, the non-religious, and other marginalized groups as they impact spiritual issues.
Hebrew SeniorLife’s CPE program was launched in 2007, and is run by Rev. Mary Martha Thiel, director of Clinical Pastoral Education, and Rabbi Beth Naditch, an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education certified educator and chaplain.
“Our program is built on an action-reflection-integration model of education,” said Rev. Thiel. “This training helps students learn to listen for and respond to deeply human spiritual needs for love and belonging, forgiveness, hope, trust, meaning, identity, and the opportunity to express gratitude. The more deeply connected caregivers feel to their patients, the better the quality of care.”
Read the full article at Jewish Journal.